Touch: A Novel ebook

by Alexi Zentner

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Подписчиков: 676О себе: COPPERHEAD ngBooks. Wrote THE LOBSTER KINGS & TOUCH. Also iel boone, prof hamtonu. My dogs are funnier than yours.

Alexi Zentner has delivered a glorious knockout of a novel

Alexi Zentner has delivered a glorious knockout of a novel. Ben Fountain, author of Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk. A deeply personal and unflinching interrogation of the battle between self and history from a writer who never shies from unnerving his readers, Copperhead is an incredibly ambitious undertaking, rendered in sparse, impressionistic prose. Téa Obreht, author of The Tiger’s Wife and Inland.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. It's a gem of a book. Aryn Kyle, author of The God of Animals). A sublime haunting, a ripping yarn, and a killer debut. J. Robert Lennon In Sawgamet. Aryn Kyle, author of The God of Animals) full of images so beautiful and strange that they are haunting.

The novel reads like YA, but it is an adult story about racism that asks the question: Can you ever out-run your family history?

Things got ugly more than once in this book and Alexi Zentner wasn’t shy about what he wanted and needed to say. It’s weird: a lot of this book made me angry and incredibly uncomfortable, but I was appreciative of the fact that it was presented in such a forward way. I have SOOOOOO MUCH more to say, but I rather save it for a future episode of. The novel reads like YA, but it is an adult story about racism that asks the question: Can you ever out-run your family history?

Alexi Zentner (born Aug. 29, 1973, in Kitchener, Ontario) is a Canadian-American short story writer, and novelist. He graduated from Grinnell College with a BA and Cornell University with an MFA. He taught at Cornell University.

Alexi Zentner (born Aug. He's now on the faculty at Binghamton University. His fiction has also appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, Narrative Magazine (where it was awarded the 2008 Narrative Prize). He lives in Ithaca, New York, with his wife and two daughters.

Author Alexi Zentner is the author of COPPERHEAD, TOUCH . My newest novel, COPPERHEAD, comes out Tuesday from Viking Books.

Author Alexi Zentner is the author of COPPERHEAD, TOUCH & THE LOBSTER KINGS. Also writes as Ezekiel Boone . Ben Fountain, author of Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk says COPPERHEAD is one of the bravest, most bracing novels I’ve read in years, a story of race in America that pulls no punches. Alexi Zentner (writer).

Touch: A Novel by Alexi Zentner is quintessential Canadian fiction. Told in the voice of Stephen, a middle-aged Anglican priest who has returned home to Sawgamet, British. Пользовательский отзыв - Tara Leu - Goodreads. Okay, here's the test. Read the following paragraph to yourself: "The woods," he said, and then he trailed off.

Published in 2011 by Alfred A. Knopf Canada, a division of Random House of Canada Limited, and simultaneously in the United States of America by .

A sublime haunting, a ripping yarn, and a killer debut.

"A sublime haunting, a ripping yarn, and a killer debut."―J. Robert Lennon

In Sawgamet, a north woods boomtown gone bust, the cold of winter breaks the glass of the schoolhouse thermometer, and the dangers of working in the cuts are overshadowed by the mysteries and magic lurking in the woods. Stephen, a pastor, is at home on the eve of his mother's funeral, thirty years after the mythic summer his grandfather returned to the town in search of his beloved but long-dead wife. And like his grandfather, Stephen is forced to confront the losses of his past.Touch introduces you to a world where monsters and witches oppose singing dogs and golden caribou, where the living and the dead part and meet again in the crippling beauty of winter and the surreal haze of summer.
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I had not seen any reviews about this book and bought it based on Amazon recommendation (got it right this time!). Wow, what can I say that others haven't said already. This is highly original multi-layered story of love and death set in the harshest environment. Brave humans with goodness and hope battle against the sinister, seductive woods and rivers of nature filled with the violence of nature and spirits. Stephan, the grandson of the village's founder, has returned to his childhood home and tells his family history while he sits vigil at his mother's death bed. The author captures the beauty, mystery and fables of northern Canada, the undying dreams and romance of youth, the realization of middle-age and weaves a hypnotic spell. I could not put this book down. The characters twine into your heart as you go back and forth to discover the secrets and tragedy of this family's battle against the wilderness and it's deadly magic to settle this town. There is the death of Stephen's sister and father, the shame of his grandfather's murder and the incredible longing and sorrow as family members are lost to early death or old age. One of the best fantasy novels I have read in a long time, like no other in theme and setting.
Alexi Zentner's form reminded me of the painting technique developed by Seurat: Trying to make painting more scientific, he placed dots of pure color adjacent to one another so that the perceived color was not on the canvas but rather mixed in the eye of the observer. Similarly, I found myself integrating into a whole the separate bits and pieces, past and present, natural and supernatural, which Stephen Boucher presents as they occur to him, seeing how for him, and us, the past coexists with the present and how awareness is made of dreams and imaginings as well as facts, recent and remembered, and that the present moment of awareness is the inseparable unity of all this.

Another divergence between our common perspective and that of the book is in the radical, sudden, and completely unforeseen and unexpected departures from the anticipated immediate future, often with unimaginable and profoundly tragic effects. Yet the survivors manage to persevere. While the frontier setting provides a rich set of possibilities in this regard, the same sorts of things do occur, albeit less frequently, even in our modern, comfortable, controlled environments. And we too manage to persevere; As Macbeth said, "Come what come may, time and the hour runs through the roughest day."

Along with the enjoyable prose, I found the unique form of Touch and its story content to be engaging and even transforming, so I gave it five stars. (And with this title, it would seem a perfect book for the newest Kindle ;)
The novel is the reminiscing from Stephen, and Anglican priest, who has returned to his hometown, Sawgamet, in Canada, to be at his mother's side as she dies.

He recounts the stories, of Jeannot, his grandfather, who started the town of Sawgamet. Along with his grandfather there are stories of his father, Pierre, a logger, his sister Marie, and all of the people that come in and out of their lives.

There are tales of surviving the harsh winters, or in some cases, not surviving. But the bleak landscape and unrelenting weather are made magical with the addition of creatures and spirits. The contrast between the harsh realistic life and the magical creatures, works incredibly well.

At times, the shifting around of the stories and characters was a bit confusing, but it was so engrossing, I just kept reading, and became adept at recognizing who and what was being talked about.

A lovely book to be completely absorbed in.
Touch is an outstanding novel that tugs at the heart and stimulates the imagination. The story is gut-wrenching in places and utterly believable, written so beautifully that as I read through parts of it, I could imagine myself covered in snow and trapped beneath the old mill. This tale is woven artfully from start to finish, with lyrical writing and jaunts into the realms of mythology. It is a simple story of a priest come home to care for his dying mother. As he sits beside her, he remembers the tragedies and triumphs of three generations of his family. It is truly a family saga that delves into haunting mythological creatures that inhabit the woods of a Canadian town founded by the grandfather of the narrator. A wonderful, imaginative, heart-warming tale of love and redemption!
Touch: A Novel ebook
Alexi Zentner
Genre Fiction
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W. W. Norton & Company; First Edition edition (April 4, 2011)
272 pages
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